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Jewish History Uncensored

Nov 19, 2020

Episode 13 -  Vilna Gaon IV - The Gaon’s editing of Rabbinical Documents

One of the other key issues we look at is how to understand the Vilna Gaon’s editing of Shas and other Rabbinic material. Why did he edit some of these documents heavily and barely touch others?  How does the Vilna Gaon’s editing of Shas relate to the editing done by the other Acharonim? How would we project  the Gaon to have reacted to the manuscripts we have today?

We also look at the issue of editing Tanach? Was it ever done? Would anyone have the ability to do that?


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